By Rachael CJ, Ellie R., & Hailey
Happy Penguin Awareness Day! Read below to find out some interesting facts about penguins and also some ways that you can celebrate!
Most people think penguins live in Antarctica, but only 4 species out of 18 live in Antarctica. The rest live near the equator. Penguins dive into the ocean to get food. Penguins eat fish, krill, or squid. Penguins can live up to 15 to 20 years. Penguins symbolize hope and resilience. Penguins have no predator. Penguins can swim up to 12 kph (7.6 mph)in water.
Ways to celebrate National penguin awareness day:
By Quinn WK, Dane the Pain, & Seth R.
Hampton students are excited about the end of the second marking period on January 17th since they get a half day and also because it’s the start of a fresh school season. The reason we start and end marking periods is to show how students do between different marking periods to see what our grades are and what we could improve on.
This brings upon new opportunities between marking periods to improve our grades which could bring part of the joy of starting a marking period.
“I like the end of the marking period because we get a half day,” said Dane A.
By Semirah A. & Cooper J.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on Monday January 16th. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader. He was born in Atlanta Georgia January 15th 1929. He became famous in 1963 when he worked with civil rights groups to organize a march on Washington for jobs and freedom.Martin luther king Jr. day is a holiday because it honors the achievements of Martin Luther king.Martin Luther King died on April 4, 1968. He was assassinated while giving a speech. Below are some quotes from Dr. King’s various speeches.
“Out of the mountain a stone of despair.”--North Wall
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice”--Stride Toward Freedom 1958.
“Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies. ”--New York City April 4, 1967.
“We must see that the society we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience”--Montgomery March 25, 1965.
“We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs ‘down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”-- Montgomery, December 5, 1955.